Proposed Education Changes: Open Letter to Parents from Highland Council

Highland Council is concerned by plans that the Scottish Government is proposing to make significant changes to how schools are managed.  The Council has issued an open letter to parents and encourages parents to discuss the new proposals.  Click the link below to view or download the letter from Highland Council.

2018.01.22 – Ed Gov -parents

The government’s proposals may be viewed at:

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/11/9712

 

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Scottish National Standardised Assessments

The Scottish Government has launched the Scottish National Standardised Assessments.  It is part of National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan for Scottish Education which aims to deliver both excellence and equity in education.

There is an on-line guide for parents and carers that focuses on Assessing Children’s Progress.

Guide for Parents and Carers

Two other Scottish Government websites provide more detailed information.

Standardised Assessments

National Improvement  Framework

Coast to Coast 17

They’re off!

Good luck to Stuart, Kieran, Lucy, Alan and Mr Smart who have now set out from Dunrobin Castle on the Coast to Coast Walk.   They join pupils from Golspie and Dornoch High Schools for a five-day walk across Sutherland.  At Laxford Bridge, the Lochinver Lifeboat will meet the group and transport them to Kinlochbervie.  We expect them to arrive at Loch Clash in Kinlochbervie on Tuesday afternoon.

The group are fundraising for the RNLI, the East Sutherland Rescue Service and Friends of Sutherland Veterans.  The three schools will also benefit.

Thank you to all who given your financial support.

If you wish to donate to the effort, this can be done via the following fundraising website:

http://www.fundrazr.com/coast2coast17

For more news and photos of the walk, Coast to Coast has its own Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/coast2coastsutherland

Click the link below to read or download Mr Smart’s information sheet for Kinlochbervie parents.

Coast To Coast 17

 

Coast to Coast 17

On 2 June, senior pupils from Kinlochbervie, Golspie and Dornoch High Schools will set off from Dunrobin Castle and walk across Sutherland over a five-day period .  At Laxford Bridge, the group will be met by the Lochinver Lifeboat who will transport them to their final destination – Loch Clash in Kinlochbervie.  .

The group will be fundraising for the RNLI, the East Sutherland Rescue Service, and Friends of Sutherland Veterans.  The three schools will also benefit.

Click the link below to read or download Mr Smart’s information sheet for Kinlochbervie parents.

Coast To Coast 17

There is also a Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/coast2coastsutherland

You can donate either directly to the school or via the following website:

http://www.fundrazr.com/coast2coast17

 

Dates for Your Diary – March-April 2017

The Key Dates page has been updated (click the menu tab above).

Some March-April dates are:

  • Thursday 9 March – Junior Girls Football Small Schools Final in Drumnadrochit
  • Friday 10 March – Course Choice Booklets to Pupils
  • Wednesday 15 March – S1-S2 Parents Evening
  • Friday 17 March – S4-S6 Reports to Parents
  • Friday 24 March – Red Nose Day
  • Wednesday 29 March – S3-S5 Course Choice Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 4 April – Parent Council Meeting 7.00 pm
  • Wednesday 5 April – Last Day of Term
  • Monday 24 April – First Day of New Term